Ford
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Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust on Ford Thunderbird

Problem Description and Possible Solution

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 106,079 (58,000–183,899)
Engines affected: 3.8L V6, 4.6L V8, 5.0L V8
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
19 people reported this problem
Comments
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White smoke from exhaust but only on start when idle for a while... and coolant leaking from center engine..
Started fine, had no indication of any problems, then all of a sudden a strong odor of gas, started running rough, acting like it wanted to die. Shut it off, started it again, got blue smoke, then white out of the tailpipes, nothing but the smell of gas.
mines has a white blue smoke comming from the tail pipes upon start up , low idel. and a lot when you takes off... but it smells alot like fuel. not sweet or oil.
When i apply pressure to the pedal a kick of white smoke comes from my mufflers then disappear and then the mufflers kicks out a little of white smoke just at sitting in park ..what could be the problem even after i turn the car off the mufflers r still smoking a little bit.
Water dumping & blowing out exhaust . Water loss and smok out exhaust . Missing
I purchased a 93 Thunderbird for my son after I had it checked out by a mechanic. I was told it checked out with no problems and if there was going to be a head gasket issue it would have surfaced long ago. Well as you probably guessed the head gasket blew within weeks of buying it. Nothing $1500 plus couldn't fix.
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